GenreBiography, Drama, History Running time1h 46m WriterNicholas Mosley LanguageEnglish
Release date20 April 1972 ScreenplayNicholas Mosley, Franco Solinas, Masolino DAmico CastRichard Burton (Leon Trotsky), Alain Delon (Frank Jackson), Romy Schneider (Gita Samuels), Valentina Cortese (Natalia Trotsky), Duilio Del Prete (Felipe), Enrico Maria Salerno (Salazar) Similar moviesFrom Russia With Love, You Only Live Twice, Dr. No, The Living Daylights, The Spy Who Loved Me, Hitman: Agent 47
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The Assassination of Trotsky is a 1972 British film directed by Joseph Losey with a screenplay by Nicholas Mosley. It starred Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky, as well as Romy Schneider and Alain Delon. A few years after release, The Assassination of Trotsky was included as one of the choices in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.
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Exiled from the Soviet Union in 1929, Leon Trotsky travels from Turkey to France to Norway, before arriving in Mexico in January 1937. The film begins in Mexico City in 1940, during a May Day celebration. Trotsky has not escaped the attention of the Soviet ruler of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, who sends out an assassin named Frank Jacson. The killer decides to infiltrate Trotsky's house by befriending one of the young communists in Trotsky's circle.
Richard Burton : Leon Trotsky
Alain Delon : Frank Jacson
Romy Schneider : Gita Samuels
Valentina Cortese : Natalia Sedowa Trotsky
Luigi Vannucchi : Ruiz
Jean Desailly : Alfred Rosmer
Simone Valère : Marguerite Rosmer
Duilio Del Prete : Felipe
Jack Betts : Lou (as Hunt Powers)
Michael Forest : Jim
Claudio Brook : Roberto
Joshua Sinclair : Sam
Giorgio Albertazzi : Commissioner
In 1965 Josef Shaftel optioned the novel The Great Prince Died by Bernard Wolfe. The film was a co-production between the French Valoria Company and Dino De Laurentiis. It was to be shot in England but was eventually filmed in Mexico. The movie used the Isaac Don Levine's book, The Mind of an Assassin as a source.